10 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Maldives Itinerary

10 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Maldives Itinerary

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 3 nights
Fly to Male, Ferry to Male
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Male, Maldives
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vihamanafushi, Maldives
— 1 night
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Kanifinolhu Island, Maldives
— 1 night
Unknown
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Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 1 night
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India

— 3 nights

City of Joy

Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
When in Kolkata (Calcutta), make a side trip to see Belur Math in Belur, approximately Belur away. There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Sri Sri Iswar Madan Mohan Jew, don't miss a visit to Mother House, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalighat Kali Temple.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary maker tool.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Male.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Male, Maldives

— 3 nights
The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Male is known for shopping, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market, and admire the landmark architecture of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque).

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Male route builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Male takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Male, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vihamanafushi.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Vihamanafushi, Maldives

— 1 night
A private tropical island in the North Male Atoll, Vihamanafushi contains a high-end resort complex appealing to visitors from distant corners of the world.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): see some colorful creatures with Euro Divers Sheraton Maldives and then soothe aching muscles at Veli Spa at Kurumba Maldives.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Vihamanafushi trip planner.

Getting from Male to Vihamanafushi by car takes about an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Vihamanafushi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Kanifinolhu Island.

Things to do in Vihamanafushi

Spas · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Kanifinolhu Island, Maldives

— 1 night
On the 22nd (Fri), have unforgettable encounters with Euro-Divers Club Med Kani.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kanifinolhu Island road trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vihamanafushi to Kanifinolhu Island. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Kanifinolhu Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Maafushi Island, Maldives

— 1 night
With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): stop by Angolo Souvenir shop and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Maafushi Island trip itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kanifinolhu Island to Maafushi Island. In October in Maafushi Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Maldives travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Shark Diving
Maldives has come to be seen as a quintessential island holiday destination, with entire sand-circled islands owned by resorts, who manage each part of the island's environment to give it the look and feel of paradise. The clear waters surrounding the islands offer plentiful dive sites, rich in tropical fish and coral formations, with the smaller, less-populated islands surrounded by the richest marine environments, largely undisturbed by industry and tourism. Larger islands here offer an array of bars, restaurants, and clubs--their higher population means they also feature religious sites and markets selling local produce.